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M. Conneely

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  • The Great God Pan

  • By: Arthur Machen
  • Narrated by: Shea Taylor
  • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91

Machen's novella The Great God Pan is often cited as one of Lovecraft's most notable influences. In it, Dr. Raymond's ultimate goal is to devise a way to open the mind of man so that he may experience all the world has to offer. He calls this "seeing the great god Pan". After much study of the human mind, he devises an experiment that involves minor brain surgery. He performs this experiment on a young woman named Mary, but when she awakens she is terrified and mentally crippled.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • classic horror

  • By Shantee on 05-04-16

Ahead of its time

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-16

Decent though occasionally off-putting performance...the reader really shouldn't attempt a British accent. Great story, with tension building throughout. A source of inspiration to horror writers over a century after its publication.

  • Questions of Value

  • By: Patrick Grim, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Patrick Grim
  • Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 105
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92

We live in a world seemingly dedicated to questions of fact and finance. What should I invest in? What school district is the house in? But the fundamental questions of our lives are actually questions of value: What makes life worth living? Are there values that transcend cultural differences? Is all value subjective?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By M. Conneely on 03-16-15

Captivating

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-16-15

Excellent speaker, really interesting material. Addresses various means of attempting to determine what is right and good that have emerged throughout the centuries and their implications with regard to the pursuit of meaning, justice and happiness. Worth listening to more than once!

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